The redevelopment of Pier 57 on Manhattan's west side, which will include Anthony Bourdain's "Asian night market"-style food hall, got a major boost over the weekend: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state's support for the transformation of the pier at West 15th Street, saying in a statement that "I am proud the State is playing a central role in this exciting project to enrich New York's waterfront." (h/t DNAInfo)
The press release from the state also details much of what we already knew about the $350 million project, to be headed up by Youngwoo & Associates and RXR Realty: The SuperPier will have 480,000 square feet of commercial and cultural space, which includes Bourdain's proposed market, a new office for Google, and a rooftop park that will occupy 80,000 square feet of space. In the same statement, Cuomo said, "This action will bring jobs and new investment to the region while also creating a world-class venue for commerce and culture, and I look forward to seeing the work get underway." Other state officials, including Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, also pledged their support.
According to the release, the project has gotten preliminary support from the New York State Historic Preservation Office, along with Community Board 4, the City Planning Commission, and the Manhattan Borough President. But the public will have a chance to weigh in soon: the Hudson River Park Trust is expected to hold a public hearing on the project, as well as invite comments during a 60-day review period.
· Governor Cuomo Announces State Approval of RXR Realty and Youngwoo & Associates Project to Redevelop Historic Pier 57 in Hudson River Park [Official]
· Anthony Bourdain's International Food Market on Pier 57 Approved by Cuomo [DNAInfo]
· New Pier 57 Images Flaunt Rooftop Park, Bourdain Market [Curbed]
· All Pier 57 Coverage [Curbed]